Pamlico Correctional Institution

County: Pamlico
Mailing and Street Address: 601 North Third Street, Bayboro, NC 28515
Phone: 252-745-3074 

Inmate capacity: 550
Inmate gender: Male
Custody level: Medium
Year opened: 1998

 
Pamlico Correctional Institution is a medium custody facility for adult males located in Bayboro, approximately 18 miles east of New Bern. There are two housing units for the regular population. The restrictive housing unit has 24 cells, as does the protective custody unit.
 
Pamlico prepares offenders for transition and re-entry by providing educational and personal growth opportunities. Pamlico Community College provides a variety of courses. Vocational classes include Dental Technology, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, Carpentry, Re-upholstery, Plumbing, Horticulture, Industrial Cleaning, and Information Systems. Adult Basic Education and GED classes prepare offenders for the General Education Diploma. Rehabilitation and treatment programs include Cognitive Behavior Intervention, Napoleon Hill, Anger Management, Thinking for a Change, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Pamlico Correctional Institution has a New Leash on Life program in partnership with the Carteret County Humane Society, Pamlico Pals for Paws, and other community supporters.
 
HISTORY
 
Pamlico Correctional Institution opened in 1998 as a private prison owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. In October 2000, the state assumed operational management and later purchased the facility from CCA.
 
VISITATION 
 
Visitation is by appointment only. Visits are scheduled by calling 252-745-5538, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – noon, and then from 1 – 4 p.m. Visitors (adults and children) must be on the offender's approved visitation list before a visit will be scheduled. Normally, the number of approved visitors is limited to three. Visits must be scheduled within seven days of the visitation date requested. Visitors must check in at the gatehouse before 9:15 a.m.  
 
The visitation schedule for regular population offenders: Saturday: 8 – 10 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.; Sunday: 8 – 10 a.m.
 
Visitation for restrictive housing offenders: Wednesday: 8:30 -  9:30 a.m.
 
Visitation for protective custody offenders: Thursday: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
 
There may be times when a special visit may be warranted due to the distance to be traveled by family members and/or friends. Special visits may be requested by calling the visitation phone number.
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
From Raleigh, take US 70 East to New Bern. As you start across the Neuse River bridge, take the US 17 North exit for Bridgeton/Bayboro. After crossing the bridge, take the NC 55 exit to Bayboro. In Bayboro, turn left on 3rd Street at the traffic light next to the courthouse. Go one mile and Pamlico CI is on the left.
 
From Greenville, take NC 43 South to Vanceboro. Once through Vanceboro, take US 17 South to Bridgeton, then take the NC 55 exit to Bayboro. In Bayboro, turn left on 3rd Street at the traffic light next to the courthouse. Go one mile and Pamlico CI is on the left.